West Highland Way

4/5/11 Weds.
We get up before the chickens having slept well after our meal in the”oldest” pub in Scotland. Unfortunately we missed the man to pay for our nights stay.
Heading north past Drymen we climb up through the forest and past the wild campsite (surely an oxymoron ) and up Conic Hill a Marilyn of distiction (a Marilyn is a hill sticking up more than 150m above the surrounding country) . Excellent views over Loch Lomond and including our Monroe for tomorrow Ben Lomond were seen in perfect conditions.
Descending down to Balmaha we bought three days worth of breakfasts to facilitate wild camping up the east side of Loch Lomond and then continued up the lochside to the Rowardennan Hotel to eat and then climb up the first 200m of Ben Lomond. The weather while perfect at present is set to deteriorate tomorrow so an early start should allow us to beat the front and be back at lochside for the next night.

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